Stephen Joseph Switlik

Stephen “Steve” Switlik, 57, of Parsons, Kansas, passed away October 28, 2013 at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City.

Steve was born December 5, 1955 in Parsons, son of John Andrew and Marie Every Switlik.  He was a graduate of Parsons High School and attended Labette Community College.  Steve was employed by Columbian Tech Tank from 1974 – 2009 where he was a project supervisor and a CNC Machine Operator.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Bernard “Bernie” Switlik. He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Switlik (Curtis) Frazier and his three grandchildren, Madison, Peyton and Brayden Frazier, all of Kansas City,  his brother John Switlik, San Diego, CA, sister Jeannette Bowlin, Baxter Springs, KS, sister Christine (Terry) Barnes, Pittsburg, KS, sister Claire (Richard) Peak, Pittsburg, brother Raymond (Jacque) Switlik, Benbrook, TX, sister Sara “Sally” (Kip) Riddle, Pittsburg, brother Robert Switlik,  Baxter Springs, brother Roch Switlik, San Francisco, CA, and brother Jeff (Bobbi) Switlik, Pittsburg, Steve is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Parsons, Kansas.


  1. Cameron (injun) Watkins on December 22, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    A lost brother to me. I loved him then, I love him still. I’m saddened

  2. Loughmiller. Jerry on September 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I did not know you died. Sorry. We had some times.

  3. Cindy Osborn - Syfert on February 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Although we lost touch over the years Steve has always been in my heart. Prayers for the family, rest in peace my friend.

  4. Al Campmier on November 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Steve was one of the good ones and I’m proud to call him a friend. May he rest in peace.

  5. Doug Keal on November 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Steve was a good friend. I will miss his great sense of humor and smiling face. RIP Goob

  6. Jim Volz on November 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Steve, Sally and I were classmates and I’m greatly saddened by his passing. The Switlik family are in my prayers.

  7. Jim and Diane McAtee on November 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

    We grew up with the Switlik family and have very fond memories of our time spent with them. When our paths cross it’s always a fun time to reminiscence about the good ole neighborhood. Our memories of your family is a treasure that we hold deeply in our hearts. All of you are in our thoughts and Steve is in our prayers.

  8. Vicky Blankenship on October 31, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Steve was a classmate in Junior High School when our family lived in Parsons for a few short years. Prayers for family.

  9. Jan Bolin on October 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

    As Steve’s oldest sister, he was on my hip much of the time for his first few years. i loved him so much and for all his 57 years of life. He always made me feel like seeing me made for a special day.Steve, i find comfort knowing that you are no longer having to deal with sickness. Happy fishing Steve. Love you, Jan

  10. Ren Westhoff on October 31, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I worked with Steve at TecTank.
    He was a good friend and dedicated/excellent employee.
    He will be truly missed, may he rest in peace.

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